Your Personal Brand

3 Tips to Santosha

The term “golden handcuffs” may seem familiar to many of us. Many of us Career Girls have gone above and beyond to reach parity or “succeed” in tough environments, earning the salary, the title, and the position. We are...

Showing Appreciation

A few weeks ago companies all over the United States celebrated some variation of Administrative Professionals Day. Just this past week on May 6th we celebrated National Teacher Appreciation Day (a personal favorite for obvious...

Opportunity Arrives When You Least Expect It

A few weeks ago I was playing an intense game of Sudoku. I say intense because it wasn’t just one block of numbers, it was 4 blocks that overlapped each other. Luckily I was on a 4-hour plane ride and wasn’t going anywhere ...


3 Tips to Purposeful Failure

We have often been told to avoid the F word. Failure. For many of us Career Girls, we have been groomed for success and achievement. We have been told to work twice as hard to be seen as credible competitors in a world dominate...

Quick Trick to Feel Less Overwhelmed – Drop the “Busy Brag”

Tell the truth. Do you start every email message with an apology? Something along the lines of: Please forgive my delayed response, as I have been traveling this month and working on a number of deadlines. I’ll admit that I d...

Excuses, be gone! Once and for all

So you’ve got a presentation to do first thing in the morning Career Girl. You’ve been working your butt off on this project for a couple of weeks, getting all your ducks in order, crossing all your T’s, dotti...


Authenticity In The Workplace

Authenticity is not just about being liked or making friends.  It’s about being the passionate, brilliant, strong, creative, ambitious Career Girls we know we are.  Authenticity is about making genuine connections and showi...

3 Tips to Authentic Living

With the inundation of career advice books and websites promising the secret to success for women, it’s difficult to figure out the best course of action. Do we lean in? Lean out? Be “one of the boys?” Be feminists? Be fe...

Choosing Our Friends Wisely

We are the sum of our 5 closest friends we surround ourselves with. Think about your group of friends you surround yourself with. Think about the way they talk, the topics they discuss, their spending habits, what kinds of food...


Who Am I?

In my interpersonal communication classes I challenge my students to answer the question: Who Am I? At first glance this seems like a relatively easy question to answer, right? Many of us are asked a similar question in an inte...